Lionstone Investments and Midway are rebranding the experience of the iconic 708 and 712 Main buildings in downtown Houston as The Jones on Main. Plans include creating a collaborative and socially engaging environment via ground-level connection of the two buildings, as well as new street-level food hall and retail spaces. Built in 1908 and expanded in 1922, 708 Main has held a presence on Main Street in downtown for more than a century. Also known as The Great Jones Building, the office tower was originally home to the Texas Company (later Texaco), and then became the Bankers Mortgage Building. Houston city father Jesse H. Jones kept an office in the building as work progressed on the adjacent Gulf Building.
The 800,000 square foot 712 Main office tower, is a 37-story Art Deco skyscraper that once served as the headquarters for Gulf Oil Company and is the current Houston banking headquarters for JPMorgan Chase & Co. This architecturally distinctive building was commissioned in 1929 by Jesse H. Jones and it remained the tallest building in Houston until 1963. The tower is a City of Houston Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.